Rare Textiles and Fashion
Backstage Dior
Backstage Dior
Hardcover      ISBN: 3832793461
Catwalking
Catwalking
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786270633
Chris Moore is the undisputed king of catwalk photography. His six-decade career includes images of all the iconic catwalk shows because he was at them all. This is the ultimate and only edit of Moore's work throughout his career and covering the changing face of the catwalk. Covering each of the decades images are accompanied with essays by award-winning fashion critic Alexander Fury, based on extensive interviews with Moore, exploring Moore's career along with key catwalk moments. From Coco Chanel's final show to Galliano's graduation, supermodels to showstoppers, McQueen to Versace and more Catwalking presents the definitive catwalk highlights captured by the man who has seen and shot it all.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419700022
Dubbed the enfant terrible of fashion ever since his prêt-à-porter collections were first shown in 1976, Jean Paul Gaultier, whose avant-garde and bold fashions very early on reflected the issues facing contemporary society, is one of the leading designers in recent decades. Published in conjunction with the first-ever retrospective on Gaultier, organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this stunning monograph explores the ties between the designer and the pop/rock music scene, film, and dance, and sheds light on his sources of inspiration, which are as eclectic as they are impertinent. Packed with rare and unpublished images (archival and fashion-show photographs), this luxurious volume includes many interviews with artists (Dita von Teese, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Catherine Deneuve, Marion Cotillard, Pedro Almodóvar, and others), Gaultier'?s close associates (Martin Margiela, the head of Gaultier's studio, and others), and personalities (Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Inès de la Fressange, Polly Mellen, and others), as well as an essay by one of the fashion world's most influential figures, fashion editor Suzy Menkes. It also features interviews between Gaultier and each of the exhibition curators, and an expanded and illustrated biography with all his collections. The Fashion Universe of Jean Paul Gaultier is a fitting and much-deserved tribute to a grand couturier, and a reference book on fashion.

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Il Tempo L'emozione
Il Tempo L'emozione
Hardcover      SKU: 1199470082
Needle-craft : Artistic and Practical
Needle-craft : Artistic and Practical
by Missing
Hardcover      SKU: 1199411647

"Sm4to, 277pgs + Advertisements. Full bound in light green cloth with purple and gilt stamped illustration and titling on front board and purple titling on spine. Lovely black & white illustrations of needle craft examples and designs on almost every page. Book is solid and interior is clean; except for previous owner's name in pencil on verso of second blank and very mild toning. Boards are bright and clean, edges and corners lightly worn and slightly bumped. Spine joints and ends have light wear as well, titling slightly faded.

Nineteenth Century Hat Maker's and Felter's Manuals
Nineteenth Century Hat Maker's and Felter's Manuals
Paperback      ISBN: 281AKJ1011676
Numéro Couture
Numéro Couture
Hardcover      ISBN: 3958290574
Old Times : A Picture of Social Life *at the End of the Eighteenth Century
Old Times : A Picture of Social Life *at the End of the Eighteenth Century
Hardcover      SKU: 1199238406

"*AT THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. 1885, Small 4to, 394 pgs +ads. Ex-library. Full bound red cloth with gilt pictoral on front board, morocco leather title label on spine. Numerous illustration plates throughout text. Gilt top edge of text block, deckle exterior edge. Some dust soil on block edges and cloth. Clean apart from ex-library markings. A solid book.

Period Costume for Stage & Screen: Patterns for Women's Dress 1500-1800
Period Costume for Stage & Screen
Patterns for Women's Dress 1500-1800
Hardcover      ISBN: 0887346103
Rene Gruau
Rene Gruau
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847805662

"4to, unpaginated, 74 color plates, near fine with small closed tear to rear of dj and small indentation at spine. Binding is solid. no owner's identification present. Introductory text by Frieda Grafe, forward by Hubert de Givenchy, interview with Gruau by Joelle Chariau. Color plates are bright and sharp, Gruau's work immediately recalls the excitement of Tolouuse Lautrec's Moulin Rouge series. A beautiful copy.